It's that time of month again when the IWSGers connect with each other and share doubts, fears and concerns. All writers are welcome. The sign up page is here and the hashtag for the group is #IWSG. This month's co-hosts are Sarah Foster, Joylene Nowell Butler, Lily Eva and Rhonda Albom.
A few reminders ... The admins of the IWSG Facebook group have switched things up a little. To give members more visibility on the weekend, we've moved the Promo day to Friday instead of Saturday, so Fun Friday & Promo Saturday have been combined. Feel free to share your good news and shout outs, starting on Fridays. Keep your eyes peeled next month because Alex and the IWSG team have a big announcement for the upcoming IWSG anniversary.
On to my insecurities ...
I'm not struggling with much this time around. I'm busy trying to finish a story that involves a character that I don't like much. Everybody's redeemable, so I'm trying to shape her into someone I admire, but it's hard going 'cause she's a bit of a bwitch. Oh yeah, I did that deliberately.
I'm now at the point where I should have been long ago - trying to plot her adventures and wrap up her story. I know where she'll be at the end, but getting there won't be a matter of sitting down and writing. You see, I used to be a pantser, but find that plotting works so much better for me. My writing time is better spent when I know where I'm going and how to get there.
My goal is to be finished by August 30 and with or without Annette McKellop's (aka bwitchy female lead) help, I'll get there.
What are you struggling with? Pesky characters? Lacklustre plotlines? Lack of writing time?
On another note, among the things happening around here, I'll be doing a blog tour in October. Click the Blog Train badge in the side bar for details or if you like adventure you can sign up for the tour.
I'll be doing the Who's Your Hero? Blogfest again in October and Michelle Wallace has graciously agreed to co-host this event. Join us if you have a hero you can tell us about in 300 words. There will be incentives, so stay tuned. If you're game, sign up below. The more, the merrier.